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't mellowed. the tea party is still boiling hot. just watch john boehner. and john mccain. keep trying to reason with the right. and keep getting burned. and finally, southern cross. this wednesday, the southwest, the supreme court to declare the voting rights act dead. the argument goes, when you have a black president, you don't need special voting protection. is that so? hi. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. and with us today, the huffington post howard fineman. the bbc's katty kay. nbc's kelly o'donnell. and new york1's errol louis. first up, it's oscar weekend a movie reference for this endless gamesmanship over taxes and spending. remember that movie about the guy who keeps waking up and it's the same day again? that bill murray classic "groundhog day"? >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. it's a dangerous game that we've never played before. and we can't afford to play it now. the country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good.
heated exchanges came from his former friends senator john mccain who grilled hagel on his opposition to the 2007 surge of u.s. forces into iraq. >> deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> hagel said it wasn't a yes or no answer but senator mccain didn't give him a chance to explain. hagel spent a lot of time clarifying pree clarifying previous positions. including supporting the rights of gays in the militaries. if confirmed, he would be the first enlisted man to be as defense secretary. his supporters say that experience makes him uniquely qualified for the job. >>> now to a developing story in mexico. 14 people are dead and 80 injured after an explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state-run oil company. the blast damaged three floors of the building. several thousand workers have been evacuated. the cause of the explosion is unknown but it happened in the basement. >>> to syria now where the country
about hot topics in the news, including that tweet from senator john mccain that made a reference, some would say a joke, about the iranian president. we'll have more about that. >>> of course, we continue our countdown to the winter olympics. we are going to be not strapping on any spandex. >> there we go. >> any chance to play that video. >> i sound like daffy duck. this morning we're going to get a lesson in curling, no spandex required. >> thank goodness for that. i don't know if you heard but matt and i are headed to chicago on friday for one of our field trips. send us your pictures, tell us what you love about the windy city. use #todaychicago. >>> natalie is standing by with a look at all the headlines. good morning, natalie. >> good morning, matt, al and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> authorities are searching for possible explosives today in an underground bunker where a school boy was held for seven d days. sheriff wally olson has described the child who has gone home now from the hospital. >> like a breath of fresh air. >> reporter: the kidnapper was also suspected of
the president's bill would be dead on arrival. senator john mccain accused the white house of playing politics. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> reporter: democrats engaged in damage control. >> we've talked to senator rubio. he is fully on board with our process. i am very hopeful that in march we will have a bipartisan bill. >> reporter: an administration official says that leak was not planned. now that bipartisan group of senators continues to work on immigration reform but passage is not certain with lawmakers still sharply divided on key issues. natalie? >> kristen welker, port st. lucie, thank you so much. >>> lost his job after being charged with slapping a toddler on a minneapolis to atlanta flight. accused of hitting the 2-year-old and calling him a racial slur. the boy's mother says he appeared to be intoxicated on the flight and lashed out at their baby when he started to cry. his attorney says he will plead not guilty to the federal assault charge. >>> another history-making win for danica patrick. stock car driver became the first woman to nab a top spot for an
's not on sequester. it's on immigration. john mccain and lindsey graham coming here to talk immigration. again, no scheduled talks on trying to prevent the sequester from kicking in on friday. >> with just a few days to go. chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> let's get a check of the other top stories of the day. natalie morales is here with that. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning, everyone. after nearly two weeks of delays, a divided senate is moving ahead toward a vote on the president's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. after republicans stalled his nomination, the former gop senator is now back on track to win confirmation and succeed leon panetta. >>> violence in civil war this morning as a massive explosion rocks damascus. this just hours after president bash bashar assad's regime said it was prepared to hold talks with the rebel forces. they are unlikely to talk to the government they accuse of mass atrocities. according to human rights watch, the syrian military fired several ballistic missiles into residential areas of aleppo, killing more than 140 people, includi
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